Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Run # 57

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second." - William James

Tonight was a good run - I definately had a 2nd wind tonight and it felt great!
The calves are still sore / hurt. Its only my left leg and its the inside of my calf so I'm not 100% sure whats going on. Sunday night I ran on the treadmill 1.6 miles and it felt ok, so tonight I didnt want to over do it so I stayed cautious on the distance. Pace is another story.

So I set out to do my square around the lake and there was a group of people meeting up, so while dodging them, someone wasnt paying attention opening their car door and nearly nailed me. That wouldnt have been fun. Like seriously people pay attention and if youre meeting up with a group, dont hog the sidewalk!

Little did I know it was the Orlando Runners and an old co-worker, Jack, (who got me into Triathlons) was there so I waved but he didnt see me. So I finish the square and decide to double down and go again. Well I was maybe a half mile in and wanted to die when Jack came up behind me. We started chatting / running together and WOW I've never done that before. Running / Chatting is a lot of fun and I totally forgot I was running and where I was until the garmin buzzed.  He also told me meetup.com is how Orlando Runners sets up their meets but they usually meet Tues and Thurs at lake eola (or thats what i'm assuming). So I might give it a try. 

Though when I said goodbye at the 2.5 mile mark for me he kept going and I'm torn on running tonight. When I finished I though I should have kept going and done 3 but at the same time with this calf issue, I want to play it safe and gradually increase so come Thurs the Goal Big is 3 miles.

Results of Run #57
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 24:13
Pace: 9:40 / mile
M1 - 9:35
M2- 9:51
M3 (.50) - 9:28 / mile 

1 comment:

  1. You are getting so fast! And smart about increasing the distance.